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Top seeds advance in Spokane and Albany in women's tourney

It was a good day for the top seeds in the women's NCAA Tournament.

No. 1 seeds UConn and Notre Dame joined Louisville and Mississippi State in the Elite Eight. The Huskies will face defending champion South Carolina and the Irish will play Oregon setting up matchups of the top two seeds in each region. All four No. 1 seeds are in the Elite Eight.

It's been rare that UConn has played against the defending national champion in the women's NCAA Tournament over the past two decade. Then again, they've been the champ 10 times since they played Tennessee in 1997.

"You can't waste a lot of time worrying about the other team because until today we didn't know who...